Statement by Jean-Yves Le Drian - Death of Daesh leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi (27 October 2019)


The death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has dealt a new blow to Daesh, following the fall of the terrorist group’s last territorial strongholds in March.

I welcome the operation lead by our American allies.

The fight against Daesh is not over and we must continue together, within the framework of the Coalition against Daesh, taking into account the latest regional developments.

This will be the subject of the forthcoming exchanges that France has proposed to its coalition partners.